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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NBA/ABA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kobe Bryant 1835
17. Don Buse 1818
18. Kevin Garnett 1785
19. Shawn Marion 1732
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Metta World Peace 1689
23. Paul Pierce 1669
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
34. Doug Christie 1555
35. Nate McMillan 1544
36. Jeff Hornacek 1536
37. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
39. Kendall Gill 1519
40. Reggie Miller* 1505
41. Andre Miller 1498
42. Chris Paul 1485
43. Dennis Johnson* 1477
44. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
45. Ray Allen 1451
46. George McGinnis 1448
47. LeBron James 1444
48. Jerome Kersey 1439
49. Tim Hardaway 1428
50. Randy Smith 1403
51. Jason Terry 1402
  Clifford Robinson 1402
53. David Robinson* 1388
54. Bobby Jones 1387
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
56. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
58. Derek Fisher 1352
59. Charles Oakley 1351
60. Mike Gale 1349
61. Rickey Green 1348
62. Quinn Buckner 1337
63. T.R. Dunn 1316
64. Andre Iguodala 1310
65. Latrell Sprewell 1294
66. Alvan Adams 1289
67. Vlade Divac 1288
68. George Gervin* 1283
69. Vince Carter 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
72. John Lucas 1273
73. Dwyane Wade 1262
74. Kenny Anderson 1258
75. Terry Cummings 1255
76. Grant Hill 1248
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
85. Ray Williams 1198
86. Chris Webber 1197
87. Dan Majerle 1194
88. Norm Nixon 1187
89. Shawn Kemp 1185
  Gerald Wallace 1185
91. Mike Bibby 1172
92. Calvin Murphy* 1165
93. Jack Sikma 1162
94. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
96. Jay Humphries 1153
97. Chris Ford 1152
98. Fred Brown 1149
99. Horace Grant 1143
100. Terrell Brandon 1142
101. Sedale Threatt 1138
102. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
104. Manu Ginobili 1134
105. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
107. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
108. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
110. Rashard Lewis 1115
111. Nick Anderson 1114
112. Caron Butler 1111
113. Stephen Jackson 1109
114. Brian Taylor 1106
115. Sam Perkins 1105
116. Rick Barry* 1104
117. Andrei Kirilenko 1096
118. Larry Hughes 1092
119. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
121. Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
124. Kevin Johnson 1082
125. Michael Adams 1081
126. Buck Williams 1080
127. Tom Gugliotta 1079
128. Derrick McKey 1072
129. Alex English* 1067
130. Johnny Newman 1064
131. Sam Cassell 1058
132. Lionel Hollins 1053
133. Chauncey Billups 1051
134. Michael Cage 1050
135. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
136. Antawn Jamison 1048
137. Darwin Cook 1044
138. James Worthy* 1041
139. Dirk Nowitzki 1037
140. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
  Monta Ellis 1033
143. Mickey Johnson 1025
144. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
146. Johnny Moore 1017
147. Avery Johnson 1007
148. John Drew 1004
149. Danny Manning 1000
150. Sam Lacey 999
151. Paul Pressey 997
152. Michael Finley 996
153. Foots Walker 992
154. Craig Ehlo 989
155. Shane Battier 988
156. Dell Curry 985
157. Jason Richardson 982
158. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
160. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
162. Robert Reid 973
163. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
165. Josh Smith 962
166. Slick Watts 961
167. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
169. Brent Barry 955
170. Rajon Rondo 953
  Damon Stoudamire 953
172. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
174. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
176. Adrian Dantley* 944
177. Dan Issel* 943
178. Dudley Bradley 940
  Raymond Felton 940
180. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
182. Fatty Taylor 935
183. Jamal Crawford 934
184. Jason Williams 933
185. Darrell Griffith 931
186. Allen Leavell 929
187. Vern Fleming 926
188. Sidney Moncrief 924
189. Spud Webb 922
190. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
193. Tim Duncan 915
194. Elton Brand 914
195. John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
198. Kirk Hinrich 911
199. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
201. Gerald Wilkins 907
202. Joe Dumars* 902
203. Steve Nash 899
204. Joe Johnson 897
205. Kenyon Martin 888
  Marques Johnson 888
207. Greg Anthony 887
208. Tom Chambers 885
209. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
211. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
212. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
214. Greg Ballard 877
215. Bryon Russell 874
216. Earl Watson 873
217. Tony Parker 872
  Larry Nance 872
219. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
221. Rodney Rogers 868
  Carmelo Anthony 868
223. Trevor Ariza 867
224. Bernard King* 866
225. Elvin Hayes* 864
226. Mark Price 860
227. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
229. Detlef Schrempf 856
230. Bo Outlaw 855
231. Vinnie Johnson 852
232. Lamar Odom 848
233. Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
236. Otis Thorpe 840
237. Billy Knight 834
238. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
240. Rory Sparrow 828
241. Glenn Robinson 826
242. Kevin Edwards 825
243. Ron Boone 823
244. Ted McClain 821
  Gary Grant 821
246. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
247. Nene Hilario 819
248. Juwan Howard 818
249. Pooh Richardson 817
  Toni Kukoc 817
  George Lynch 817

NBA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Isiah Thomas* 1861
15. Kobe Bryant 1835
16. Kevin Garnett 1785
17. Shawn Marion 1732
18. Magic Johnson* 1724
19. Ron Harper 1716
20. Metta World Peace 1689
21. Paul Pierce 1669
22. Fat Lever 1666
23. Charles Barkley* 1648
24. Gus Williams 1638
25. Hersey Hawkins 1622
26. Eddie Jones 1620
27. Rod Strickland 1616
28. Mark Jackson 1608
29. Terry Porter 1583
30. Doc Rivers 1563
31. Larry Bird* 1556
32. Doug Christie 1555
33. Nate McMillan 1544
34. Jeff Hornacek 1536
35. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
37. Kendall Gill 1519
38. Julius Erving* 1508
39. Reggie Miller* 1505
40. Andre Miller 1498
41. Chris Paul 1485
42. Dennis Johnson* 1477
43. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
44. Ray Allen 1451
45. LeBron James 1444
46. Jerome Kersey 1439
47. Tim Hardaway 1428
48. Randy Smith 1403
49. Jason Terry 1402
  Clifford Robinson 1402
51. David Robinson* 1388
52. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
53. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
55. Derek Fisher 1352
56. Charles Oakley 1351
57. Rickey Green 1348
58. Quinn Buckner 1337
59. T.R. Dunn 1316
60. Andre Iguodala 1310
61. Latrell Sprewell 1294
62. Alvan Adams 1289
63. Vlade Divac 1288
64. Vince Carter 1280
  David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
67. John Lucas 1273
68. Dwyane Wade 1262
69. Kenny Anderson 1258
70. Terry Cummings 1255
71. Grant Hill 1248
72. Brevin Knight 1229
73. Tyrone Corbin 1228
74. Byron Scott 1224
75. Robert Parish* 1219
76. Mitch Richmond* 1211
77. Reggie Theus 1206
78. Grant Long 1199
79. Ray Williams 1198
80. Chris Webber 1197
81. Dan Majerle 1194
82. Norm Nixon 1187
83. Gerald Wallace 1185
  Shawn Kemp 1185
85. Mike Bibby 1172
86. Calvin Murphy* 1165
87. Jack Sikma 1162
88. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
90. Robert Horry 1158
91. Jay Humphries 1153
92. Chris Ford 1152
93. Fred Brown 1149
94. Horace Grant 1143
95. Terrell Brandon 1142
96. Sedale Threatt 1138
97. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
99. Manu Ginobili 1134
100. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
102. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
103. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
105. Rashard Lewis 1115
106. Nick Anderson 1114
107. Caron Butler 1111
108. Stephen Jackson 1109
109. Sam Perkins 1105
110. Rick Barry* 1104
111. Andrei Kirilenko 1096
112. Larry Hughes 1092
113. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
115. Moses Malone* 1089
116. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
119. Kevin Johnson 1082
120. Michael Adams 1081
121. Buck Williams 1080
122. Tom Gugliotta 1079
123. Derrick McKey 1072
124. Alex English* 1067
125. Johnny Newman 1064
126. Sam Cassell 1058
127. Lionel Hollins 1053
128. Chauncey Billups 1051
129. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
131. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
132. Antawn Jamison 1048
133. Darwin Cook 1044
134. James Worthy* 1041
135. Dirk Nowitzki 1037
136. Michael Cooper 1033
  Monta Ellis 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
139. Mickey Johnson 1025
140. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
142. Johnny Moore 1017
143. Avery Johnson 1007
144. John Drew 1004
145. Danny Manning 1000
146. Sam Lacey 999
147. Paul Pressey 997
148. Michael Finley 996
149. Foots Walker 992
150. Craig Ehlo 989
151. Shane Battier 988
152. Dell Curry 985
153. Jason Richardson 982
154. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
156. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
158. Robert Reid 973
159. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
161. Josh Smith 962
162. Slick Watts 961
163. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
165. Brent Barry 955
166. Rajon Rondo 953
  Damon Stoudamire 953
168. Mike Woodson 952
169. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
171. Adrian Dantley* 944
172. George Gervin* 941
173. Dudley Bradley 940
  Raymond Felton 940
175. Gerald Henderson 939
176. Jamal Crawford 934
177. Jason Williams 933
178. Darrell Griffith 931
179. Allen Leavell 929
180. Vern Fleming 926
181. Sidney Moncrief 924
182. George McGinnis 923
183. Spud Webb 922
184. James Posey 917
  Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
187. Tim Duncan 915
188. Elton Brand 914
189. P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
192. Kirk Hinrich 911
193. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
195. Gerald Wilkins 907
196. Joe Dumars* 902
197. Steve Nash 899
198. Joe Johnson 897
199. Kenyon Martin 888
  Marques Johnson 888
201. Greg Anthony 887
202. Tom Chambers 885
203. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
205. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
206. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
208. Greg Ballard 877
209. Bryon Russell 874
210. Earl Watson 873
211. Larry Nance 872
  Tony Parker 872
213. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
215. Rodney Rogers 868
  Carmelo Anthony 868
217. Trevor Ariza 867
218. Bernard King* 866
219. Elvin Hayes* 864
220. Mark Price 860
221. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
223. Detlef Schrempf 856
224. Bo Outlaw 855
225. Vinnie Johnson 852
226. Lamar Odom 848
227. Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
230. Otis Thorpe 840
  Mike Gale 840
232. Kevin Porter 830
  Eric Murdock 830
234. Rory Sparrow 828
235. Glenn Robinson 826
236. Kevin Edwards 825
237. Gary Grant 821
238. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
239. Nene Hilario 819
240. Juwan Howard 818
241. George Lynch 817
  Pooh Richardson 817
  Toni Kukoc 817
244. Rafer Alston 813
245. M.L. Carr 812
246. Kerry Kittles 811
247. Mike Conley 807
248. Reggie Williams 802
249. Terry Tyler 801
250. Dee Brown 800

ABA

Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Gene Littles 277
  Larry Kenon 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier 236
29. John Williamson 223
  Darnell Hillman 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. Maurice Lucas 164
  George Carter 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Bill Keller 155
  Byron Beck 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. Al Skinner 120
  John Roche 120
68. Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
  Charles Edge 117
71. Donnie Freeman 113
  Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
73. Moses Malone* 110
  Marv Roberts 110
75. Travis Grant 106
  Swen Nater 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. George Adams 88
  Joe Hamilton 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Lloyd Batts 73
  Cincinnatus Powell 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. James Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Billy Harris 55
  Rick Mount 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Don Adams 51
  Wilbert Robinson 51
115. Scott English 50
  Mark Olberding 50
117. Julius Keye 44
  Mike Flynn 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willard Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Bob Netolicky 37
  Monte Towe 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
  Roger Brown 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Henry Ward 16
  Roy Ebron 16
  Jim Ard 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
144. Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  George Lehmann 13
148. Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
  George Bucci 12
151. Jimmy Conner 11
  Jerry Chambers 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 9
158. Bill Higgins 8
  Jim McDaniels 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Sam Cash 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Ron King 5
  Joby Wright 5
170. Greg Lee 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Collis Temple 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Ken Smith 4
176. Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Bob Arnzen 3
179. Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
184. Bob Lackey 1
  Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
187. Mo Layton 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Stan Love 0
  Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Paul Ruffner 0